Holiday Concerts

Every December

 The Harper and The Minstrel present:


Featuring: Holiday and Wynter Music from The Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Periods. Accompanied by a variety of Musical Instruments including:

Cláirseach (Irish Wire-Strung Harp)

Gothic Harp

Celtic Folk Harp

Bowed Psaltery

Alto, Soprano and Tenor Recorders

Silver Flute

Irish Wooden Flute

Penny Whistles

Mountain Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer

Bowed Dulcimer/Viol

Classical Guitar

and the vocals of Abby and Jay Michaels


Some of the music for this concert includes:


Cantiga 100

The Basque Carol

I Saw Three Ships

The Wassail Song

Pat A Pan 

The Gloucestershire Wassail

The Boars Head Carol

The Official Bransle

Deck The Halls

Lo How A Rose E're Blooming

Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring

O Come Emanuel

Good King Wenceslas

The Christ Child's Lullaby

and many more

This Concert has been presented in many New England venues including:

-Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

-Cape Cod's Heritage Museum,  Sandwich MA
-Walpole Public Library, Walpole MA
-Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Boylston MA
-Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe, Lakeville MA
-Cape Cod Cultural Center, South Yarmouth MA
-Drawbridge Puppet Theatre, Lunenberg MA

-South Boston Public Library, Boston MA

-Warwick Public Library, Warwick RI


To book a Concert at your venue contact Jay Michaels



Upcoming Concerts
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Jay and Abby Michaels are members of
Early Music America

 Jay Michaels is a member of

The Historical Harp Society

The Viola da Gamba Society

The Harper and The Minstrel are featured Entertainers at The Florida Renaissance Festival.

They have also performed at:

The Maryland Renaissance Festival

The Sterling Renaissance Festival

The Southern California Pleasure Faire

The New York Renaissance Faire

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

The Great Lakes Medieval Faire

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire

King Richard's Faire

The Phoenix Faerie Festival

The ICONS Irish Festival

The Dundee NY Scottish Festival

UMass Center for Renaissance Studies

The Boston Green Fest

   The Soule Homestead Folk Festival

The Taunton River Folk Festival

The South Shore Folk Music Club 

The Boston Spring Flower Show

The Harper and The Minstrel have brought their Music to venues in America for over a dozen years


The Harper and The Minstrel